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What are design patterns?

A design pattern is a solution to a common programing problem in software design. Patterns are not complete solutions but conceptual ideas for dealing with common issues. Patterns help communicate a common language among developers.


  • What are design patterns?
    • A proven solution to a common issue in software design.
    • Patterns encourage reusable design strategies.
    • Common vocabulary and structure.
  • What design patterns are not?
    • An exact solution to a problem.
    • They don't replace good design strategy.
    • Can lead to inefficient solutions
  • What makes a pattern.
    • purpose
    • usefulness
    • applicability
    • acceptance (early stages proto-pattern)
  • Common Types of Patterns
    • Creational Patterns
    • Structural Patterns
    • Behavioral Patterns
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